Materiales de Construcción, Vol 67, No 325 (2017)

Portland blended cements: demolition ceramic waste management

M. A. Trezza
Facultad de Ingeniería, CIFICEN (CONICET –UNCPBA), Argentina

S. Zito
Facultad de Ingeniería, CIFICEN (CONICET –UNCPBA), Argentina

A. Tironi
Facultad de Ingeniería, CIFICEN (CONICET –UNCPBA), Argentina

E. F. Irassar
Facultad de Ingeniería, CIFICEN (CONICET –UNCPBA), Argentina

V. F. Rahhal
Facultad de Ingeniería, CIFICEN (CONICET –UNCPBA), Argentina


Demolition ceramic wastes (DCWs) were investigated in order to determine their potential use as supplementary cementitious materials in Portland Blended Cements (PBCs). For this purpose, three ceramic wastes were investigated. After characterization of the materials used, the effect of ceramic waste replacement (8, 24 and 40% by mass) was analyzed. Pozzolanic activity, hydration progress, workability and compressive strength were determined at 2, 7 and 28 days. The results showed that the ground wastes behave as filler at an early age, but as hydration progresses, the pozzolanic activity of ceramic waste contributes to the strength requirement.


Portland cement; Demolition ceramic waste; Pozzolane; Characterization

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